Reply to Doug G's. comments on 9/1/2012 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Thanks Doug. I do appreciate the addon & fully agree you can't please everyone.
BUT... as for overall icon size, I'm not sure where your ruler came from vs mine.
I looked at values in quickjava.css, but proof is in the pudding. I can easily measure w/ decent metric ruler that width of QJ icons (not incl. space between them) is considerably wider than MOST other addons.
I have no idea why one would want / need ~ 2 mm between ea. QJ button. Even separate addon icons are only ~ 1 mm apart. QJ icons are ~ 2 mm apart. How can (rational) users complain if each QJ icon is same distance apart as other icons? None of that argument makes sense.
In fact, most addons don't try to display the whole menu / options all the time. There're potentially NINE icons - for ONE addon. You could easily have one icon w/ "QJ" on it & when HOVER mouse, display rest of buttons. If don't like that, the letters on each button are larger than most ANY addon icon I've ever seen.
Icon letters could easily be ~ 30% smaller & be fine, esp. if text color is on darker / more contrasting background - if you're worried about users not being able to read them. Dark blue vs the pale blue; bright red (like ABP or Change Referrer Button) vs current more muted red.
I'm almost 60, wear glasses & have no problem reading the letters on AdBlock Plus icon. Plus, unless have NO memory, just learn where / what things are. (Developers can't cater to users w/ no memory). If trying to satisfy needs of limited eyesight users, maybe need choice of icon sets - w/ one BIG set.
QJ icon width, incl. thin border, are well > 4.5 mm (CLOSE to 5).
A few other addons' icon widths:
Change referrer button: 3.5 mm
Ghostery (w/o counter) < 3 mm
Cookie Monster 3.8 mm (max)
AdBlock Plus ~ 3.3 mm
NoScript < 4 mm
Don't know what type screen you have or how you compare ACTUAL size of icons, but on my screen, larger QJ icons are EASY to measure & see the difference vs other addons. They're not even close to several other addons' icon sizes.
Works, but Addon bar icons still too large Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Used it a long time & seems to work; not noticed any conflicts, even w/ NoScript (I don't use DOZENS of addons).
ICON SIZE / SPACING: Too tall, wide & too much space between. For version 1.8.0, icons in addon bar are STILL larger than almost any other addons'.
I suppose like another reviewer, I could modify their size, but why are they so big? There's LOTS of extra space above & to sides of the 1 or 2 letters on icons, & much unnecessary space BETWEEN QJ icons.
I have several icons hidden, but still, if there was only a SLIGHT space between QJ icons, would be fine - instead of SPACING that's about 42% as wide as the icons THEMSELVES.
The icons are all for ONE addon. Users know / would get used to that fact they're for one addon & icons can be closer together. Spacing between QJ's own icons is as much - or MORE - than between icons of separate addons. Spacing between many separate addons' icons may be barely 1mm; spacing between each QJ's icon is nearly 2mm.
I'm not color blind, but blue doesn't mean "Go / ON" to me (though overall icon size & spacing is bigger issue to me than blue color). IF... wanted to make "ON" icons green, or.... - could put a diagonal slash line across disabled icons. I assume color blind users can read a black or white letter on a green background? If doesn't have slash, it's "ON."
Or just have option to select icon color sets.
I think the addon icons are about the same size (minus the spacing) as other icons but since they are filled in fully they have a slightly heavier weight. There is quite a bit of spacing, but I get complaints when there is not, also I used to do the slash to indicate disabled but nobody liked that. Unfortunately you can't please everybody and this is a pretty small project so it is what it is for now, sorry.
As far as blue/green goes, I am colorblind and it is absolutely ridiculous for ANY developer to use red/green when visually pleasing high contrast colors are available. So many companies and individuals use red/green while almost 7% of the male population can't tell the difference. Considering that for this extension that calculates to about 10,000 +/- users for this extension (very high percentage of male users), that's a pretty big number.
If you would like to write in the options for changing the colors/spacing then I will be glad to evaluate your work and potentially incorporate it into the existing code. Please use the contact information found on the extension's home page.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works well for the most part. Quite useful. I sometimes have trouble w/ it & TorButton, but that's not QJ's fault. However, Tor suggests using something like QJ or NoScript, but don't seem to have all the bugs worked out.
Need to update it for Firefox 4 please.